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so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month. that's a lot less than verizon and at&t. so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other guys? switch to u.s. cellular now and get 6 gigs of data for $40 a month plus get $300 back. [ echoing ] just sayin'. dow divide.. wise e.. wise investment... or corporate shakedown? political leaders are split over millions of dollars about to be funneled to dow-dupont-pioneer... despite the current loss of jobs. pipe dreams.. will they soon
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when a decision on the hotly debated bakken oil pipeline in iowa will finally be made.. road rage.. anger over the condition of the roads in a central iowa county.. locals say they're dangerous.. where the county is laying blame. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 dupont pioneer began reducing preparation for a merger with dow chemical. so far, that's cost dozens of iowans their jobs, and the deal's latest development has some worrying more cuts are to come... good evening. i'm lynn melling. thank you for joining us. the merger would result in three spinoff companies, one focusing on agriculture... leaders hoped it would be located in johnston, the site of dupont pioneer's headquarters. today, dow dupont shot down those hopes, instead giving the city a
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iowa was successful in all our efforts making the case to the company as to why iowa should be the location for this 'global business center' for seed and biotechnology - that will serve us well into the future. so it is a good day for iowa. it means dow dupont will focus much of its research and development activity in johnston. but the global business center comes at a price of 17 million dollars for the state of iowa. the iowa economic development board approved 16 million in incentives... and johnston is providing the final one million dollars. in order to get that money, dow dupont has to do a few things... first, the merger has to be approved by the federal government later this year. the company also has to spend at least a half billion dollars at the johnston location. finally, it has to retain 500 research related positions from its current staff of 26 hundred. johnston officials say they're satisfied with the deal, but some democratic leaders are not... well it seems like its become the trend that we give incentives to
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just to maintain the jobs that they are leaving, and we dont want to lose all our jobs but at the same time incentives for downsizing at a time when dollars are scarce for essentials like education. dow dupont's headquarters for the agricultural company will be located in delaware. iowa is the last of four states to make a decision on the controversial bakken oil pipeline and it looks to remain that way until march... justin surrency has the details on what happened today and why both sides on the issue are holding firm... the iowa utilities board's decision to delay action on the bakken oil pipeline... has already impacted iowans.. "11:12:30-11:12:39 "we probably have maybe 55% unemployment right now and that's where they plan to go." approval
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supporters get back to work, but opponents see danger in a pipeline that would carry nearly half a million gallons of crude oil per day across 18 iowa counties "in terms of climate change, threats to water, it's going to be disastrous."dakota access and those who would construct the pipeline say it will be monitored and maintained to prevent disastrous leaks... "for the spills, this is new technology. it is not what they did in the 1940's. the steel is way better now." with that being the case the science and environmental health network hopes the board holds dakota access accountable if construction is approved... "we asked to put on the permit, you have already declared it is not going to leak and you put your money where your mouth is and so if it leaks, your permit is gone."while board members eye march for a final decision.. "it is our intent to have an order that is presented." both sides are anxiously awaiting a decision for the similar reasons, the livelihood of iowans
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"this is what we do for a living this is our career that we have chosen. we go from job site to job site, it's not just temporary it's our livelihood.' "what you need to do is defend the interest and the ability of future generations to eat, drink water and to live healthy lives." dakota access has said the project will cost around three-point-seven billion dollars with nearly 200 million going to landowners for easement compensation...the i-u-b plans to make a final decision on either march 9th or 10th. the superintendent of the collins maxwell school district has resigned after being placed on administrative leave. jason ellingson's resignation was announced today on the district's website. the statement read, in part, -quote- " earlier this week, the district received a report making certain allegations against the superintendent. the allegations related to off duty
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that any persons have been harmed." end quote. this comes on the heels of a rough week for the district.. last weekend, a high school student was killed in a traffic accident. then on wednesday, all of the schools were locked down due to an angry parent threatening district workers. the state is trying to find new tenants for facilities it has abandoned over the years... the economic development board hired a private consultant to help towns like clarinda. governor branstad closed a mental hospital there recently, claiming it was outdated.. officials say that building could be particularly tough to refill, because it's 128 years old. the consultant is costing the state nearly 250 thousand dollars... it'll come from a federal community development fund. residents of warren county have had it with the condition of the roads there... folks say they dangerous and the county needs to fix them. the county engineer blames the weather and says his department is operating on very limited funds.
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this is what the roads are like in warren county...large pot holes, no gravel but lots of mud, and impassable conditions. 19:01:17--29 'look at this, here on 140th ave, where warren county meets polk county, things are really bad. the conditions are difficult to walk through, let alone drive through.' just ask the people that drive on the roads every day.... 19:05:05--14 'on the bottom of this hill, the bump, the holes are really bad. you have to slow down to almost ten miles an hour just to drive down the road.' 19:03:15 'your car just gets disgusting, you cant keep it clean. your kids shoes are just full of mud, from walking, and its not very fun.' this is what the roads did to jolynn riedesel's 's jeep...but the mother of two says her main concern is safety. 18:44:26--41 'when were driving out here and youre coming up a hill and your essentially in the middle of the road because both sides are so swampy and
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blind on someone coming down the hill, its a head on collision waiting to happen.' riedesel, who lives in carlisle, says she's been hounding the county engineer's office about the treacherous conditions of the roads...seeking answers and results...but to no avail.... 18:45:00--08 'theyll say that we had a hard winter and its been wet, but this didnt happen overnight. this has been degrading yearly.' david carroll says since county becoming engineer and having input into the fiscal year 20-16 budget and beyond, the department has significantly improved on its maintenance operations. he provided us an approximate breakdown of total dollars spent and budgeted to provide gravel in the county. meanwhile, in a little over a week, warren county residents will have a chance to vote to establish a local funds could be used to improve roads... 18:52:26--32 'i have a really hard time voting yes for that. i really do when i not seeing things taken
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community.' the county engineer says the county hasn't been able to place its heavy machinery on the roads without tearing up even more miles of roadway. right now the main focus is on hauling and stockpiling rock with every truck available... for use when the weather consistently either dries or freezes up. least five semi accidents today. in many cases, officials say the road... most of that took place on interstate 35, between highway 20 and clear lake. there were trucks pulled over at the rest stops all along the interstate... as a precaution. those strong winds are dying down tonight.. and tomorrow.. is setting up to be a beautiful day outside.. meteorologist brett mcintyre as details.. brett.. that wind today was a
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it's an act of kindness that has gone viral... a muscatine counttdeputy went out of his way to help a group of girls stranded on the side of the road. they were parked along highway 61 monday night, because their car overheated. so deputy dustin brooks followed them to a gas station and bought them anti freeze to use on their car. one of the girls captured it on video, and brooks' colleagues say they aren't surprised to see it... he could have said well you have a cell phone that works i guess if you cant
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call a tow truck he could have left but thats not what happened. the sheriff's department offered to reimburse deputy brooks for the anti freeze, but he declined. there's still much more to come tonight.... coming up next.. it's a bill that would make the lives of families dealing with autism a lot easier... why the timing is critical for a central iowa family receiving treatment... and what insurance companies think of the idea and later.. at 9-30.. super saturday.. south carolina for republicans.. nevada for democrats.. the early race for the white house continues tomorrow.. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..you're watching the channel 13 news at nine on fox
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the first major deadline of dline of the iowa legislature's 20-16 session has arrived, meaning scores of bills are history for the year... a local family is grateful one bill is advancing, after several failed attempts. as jodi whitworth reports, it could make their lives a lot easier, and just in time... nats : 193706 m a r i o... there is an o when it comes to
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well - being 445919 - its just a really difficult thing to get funded - kerry lust the battle is ongoing for the lust family... 450817 - children of state employees have had coverage for 5 years now and we would just like the same coverage - kerry lust 220623 - if you need help with paper use you words, im up here. ok! for two and half hours.... five days a week, for the last three years -- brandon receives applied behavior analysis or a-b-a therapy. he was diagnosed with autism at age four... 395602 - we had seen what a great impact it was having on his behavior and on his life and on our lives as a family - kerry lust aba said to be the only research based treatment for autism... but it's also expensive it's about a thousand dollars a week. brandon's mom -- kerry says insurance companies repeatedly denied her son's therapy. they received coverage under a medicade waiver.... but even that's short lived. the waiver expires for children
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is 8 " in addition, iowa already has an innovative autism support program that assures coverage for those who cannot otherwise get coverage for aba therapy." prior attempts to get the law changed have failed.. but this family is remaining optimistic... they won't have to put a pause on brandon's progress 452100 - i dont know and thats what scary. there is a very good chance that if this doesnt pass at age 9 he will be done. so yeah, i try not to think
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the lust family says giving treatment to kids with autism while they're young will allow insurance companies because
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winds will finally die down this evening as a low pressure system to the north continues to slide off to the east. we'll stay mostly clear tonight with lows dropping back into the upper 30s. saturday will be a lot less windy with highs expected to top out in the upper 50s and lower 60s. another cold front will move through on sunday, winds will shift toward the northwest and highs will drop back into the upper 40s and lower 50s..although this is still over 10 above normal for central iowa. besides a light rain/snow mix on tuesday the next week ahead looks fairly
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coming up -- before you hit the road for spring break... what you should know
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but first -- saying goodbye... antonin scalia is honored in washington today.. how many came to pay their
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the iowa department of public health has confirmed the
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the zika virus... it says the woman is between the age of 62 and 80, and recently traveled to central america. the virus can cause serious birth defects for pregnant women and is carried by mosquitoes... those mosquitoes aren't found in iowa, but the state is still doing its part to stop the spread. every time we see a situation like this, especially when it hits the borders, we want to make sure we're focusing our efforts there. but if you look at it globally, this is a solution where we could be a leader as well. senator joni ernst toured an ames company that's developing a possible vaccine for the virus. ernst says "new link genetics" has made great strides since it announced the effort this month. meanwhile, health officials say everyone can help by making wise travel decisions... the only real travel restriction that's out there right now is that if you are pregnant right now you should not travel to these areas, south america, just because the risk
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the virus is being transmitted in nearly 40 countries, most of them concentrated in the americas. in the next half-hour... just ahead -- jackpot.. waking up a millionaire overnight can put a target on your know before you win the lottery..
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super saturday.. south carolina for republicans.. nevada for democrats.. the early race for the white house continues tomorrow.. saying goodbye... antonin scalia is honored in washington today.. how many came to pay their respects to the late supreme court justice warning.. the red alert for owners of hoverboards tonight.. what you
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from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 the major republican presidential candidates are making their final last-minute pitches to primary voters in south carolina... ahead of tomorrow's first in the south primary.. donald trump had a double digit lead for weeks so expectations are high after battling with the pope, and former president george w bush. and now the discovery of a 2002 interview with howard stern in which trump said he supported the iraq war, contradicting his claims of having been an early critic. trump says: "the first guy who ever asked me about iraq was howard stern , i said, ahh i don't know i guess so. then i started looking at it before that war started i was against that war." the latest marist poll shows trump ahead.. but ted cruz in a virtual tie within the margin of error. cruz came in third in new hampshire and would get a huge boost if he beats trump who he hammered
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wrong on basic us foreign policy. rubio's third and cant afford to slip having come in fifth in new hampshire he now needs to showmomentum. for jeb bush the expectations are the most intense. he campaigned with his mother again today and his brother earlier this week. he needs to be among or very near the top three or could face an exodus of donors and volunteers. bush says: "donald trump has never shown any interest in anyone other than himself, and the two candidates that are gifted speakers marco rubio and ted cruz have shown nothing in their past that suggest they can make a tough decision." john kasich says he is going forward no matter what happens. south carolina has a reputation for trimming the field... ben carson's gotten very little attention this week and in this field of 6 anyone out of the top 3 is in trouble. as republicans battle for primary votes in south carolina... hillary clinton and bernie sanders are out west. the two democrats are trading
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tomorrow's nevada democratic caucus. presidential candidate"the issue is not just who wins the democratic nomination. the issue is whether nevada will play a leading role in moving this country toward a political revolution which transforms this country." one day before nevada democrats caucus ... clinton is still in search of potential supporters. courting all important union support in the silver state... and suggesting that sanders is unrealistic in his promises. clinton and sanders both facing fresh scrutiny at a nevada town hall last night. clinton on whether she would release transcripts of speeches she's given to financial institutions. presidential candidate"i'm happy to release anything i have when everybody else does the same, because every other candidate in this race has given speeches to
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sanders was also pressed to respond to comments he made in 2011 raising the possibility of a progressive primary challenge to president obama's re-election. the u-s military has carried out an airstrike on an isis training camp in libya... the strikes targeted a terrorist believed responsible for a pair of attacks in tunisia last year. officials say at least 40 militants were killed and at least six were wounded. this afternoon, hundreds of mourners paid tribute to the late supreme court justice.. silence and respect for antonin scalia replaced the partisan noise over his successor. scott mclean has more... the body of justice antonin scalia returning to the supreme court this morning. his flag-draped casket silently carried past a long line of the marble steps of the place where he's leaving his greatest legacy. : "i'm just struck by the numbers of people represented there and it shows
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eight remaining justices standing side-by-side as one of scalia's nine children -- a catholic priest -- led a private ceremony. : "through the mercy of god, rest in peace"president obama and members of congress also visited the court to pay their respects. outside, hundreds waited in near- freezing temperatures to remember the legal giant. "inside the building it was very dignified, very somber and i think people there were genuinely there to pay their respects...both for what he did for the country and just as a man."keeping with tradition -- his former law clerks will stand in constant watch over the casket until the funeral on saturday. vice president joe biden and gop presidential candidate ted cruz will be there. cruz is a former supreme court scalia personally. as scalia is remembered, talk on capitol hill is focused on who the president will nominate to replace him, and whether republican through on a promise to block the process.
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re-convenes on monday. in washington, i'm scott mclean. meanwhile, president obama will begin to weigh potential replacements this weekend... the white house says he'll start reading through packets of information about them an american literary icon has passed away... harper lee died in her hometown of monroeville, alabama at the age of 89... lee was best known for her novel, "to kill a mockingbird," published in 19-60. the following year, she won a pulitzer prize. she wouldn't publish another novel until the manuscript for "go set a watchmen" was released in 20-15. hoverboard retailers may soon get hit with recalls if they don't make some changes... that's the warning from the consumer product safety commission. some models of the self balancing scooters are prone to catching fire and exploding. in fact, they have been implicated in more than 50 fires in 24 states. experts say the problem is how their battery packs interact
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i would stop using them and i would contact the retailer or the manufacturer who made it and demand proof that it complies with the standard, and if it doesn't i would demand a refund. several airlines have banned hoverboards, and new york city has banned them altogether. the iowa lottery says two lucky people still haven't come forward for their prizes. officials warn those prizes will expire next month if they aren't claimed... one of the winning tickets was purchased a manly casey's general store. that was worth 10 thousand dollars. the other, worth 40 thousand, was bought at a hy-vee in west des moines. officials held a news conference last week to remind people to double check tickets. of course, winning the lottery is everyone's dream. but it can soon become a nightmare if you aren't smart about the winnings. experts suggest assembling a team of lawyers and financial advisers as soon as you get the news... they also urge you to keep a low profile - don't tell anyone about it aside from your immediate family. in case you're curious, the odds
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what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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winds will finally die down this evening as a low pressure system to the north continues to slide off to the east. we'll stay mostly clear tonight with lows dropping back into the upper 30s. saturday will be a lot less windy with highs expected to top out in the upper 50s and lower 60s. another cold front will move through on sunday, winds will shift toward the northwest and highs will drop back into the upper 40s and lower 50s..although this is still over 10 above normal for central iowa. besides a light rain/snow mix on tuesday the next week ahead looks fairly dry. ad lib weather toss back and
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with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses, just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider
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it's time to rise and shine. at kum & go, we're doing more for you to start your day right. like serving up a friendly "good morning" along with breakfast sandwiches & breakfast pizza, yes pizza, & donuts & muffins & coffee that are all made fresh & hot in our store's kitchens every day. kum & go. where & means more. this month, get any size drink for just $1 with the purchase of a fresh food item. the march continues at state wrestling. day 2 is almost in the books and the finals are set in class 3a. michael admire has more from a
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3a team scores after the semifinals... southeast polk has the lead by 6 over fort dodge. both schools have 3 that will wrestle for titles tomorrow night. valley is in 3rd. class 2a quarterfinals. albia freshman, aden reeves starts off the session with a big pin at 106... blue demon crowd is fired up. perry's unranked zach thompson scrappin' his way to the semifinals with a 6-3 decision. defending champion, josh portillo of
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the fall. portillo on to the semis creston's wyatt thompson, two point take down. 8-3 winner....moving on semifinals going on right now...team sxores clarion goldfield dows on top, just 3 points better than creston orient macksburg on top. albia is in 7th the championships. 160. i-35's sal arzani, ranked 3rd. 14-3 major decision over nate van buren. 120. 2nd ranked brady kyner of
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the finals its a 2 team race in class 1a. alburnett and lisbon neck and neck. i-35 is in 7th. its crunch time for iowa state. 5 games left in the regular season, 6th place in the big 12. the cyclones have the talent, but need more consistency. cyclones back home tomorrow
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the worst team in the big 12. tip set for
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day... with some snow angels! betty ritchie's kids say she's always had a playful personality and the video is making her into a local celebrity. she says she's glad it's putting smiles
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we don't just serve any fish sandwich at culver's. we serve wild-caught, north atlantic cod. this cod grows in water that is cold, clean and pristine, full of flavorful nutrients, and that comes through in the fish. this is the way we ship it to your restaurants. it's not pre-breaded. so not only do we use the highest quality cod, but we still hand-batter it the old-fashioned way. that's remarkable. and we think we get the best fish filet sandwich because of that. this is the best fish sandwich in america.
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that's it for tonight. time to count the tip jar. hand condom. i can't believe you. using protection is so five years ago. this is williamsburg. there's a good chance even the dollars have herpes. well, if those singles have herpes,
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like everybody else does. oh, good, you're still open. oh, yes, we are. what can i get you? everything in the register. oh, my god. it's a hipster hold-up. hand it over. i have a gun. well, i have a death wish so that's not gonna work. look, pal, we work at this cupcake window from 2:00 to 4:00, six nights a week, and that is after eight hours of slinging hash at the diner next door for lousy minimum wage, which a bunch of rich politicians out in--help me out. washington. what she said-- don't wanna raise. then, we walk home to our illegal one bedroom apartment, get three hours of nyquil induced sleep before we have to get back up and share a bowl of spanish language cheerios. it's the same thing but the "c" wears a sombrero. so, no, i am not about to give you our hard-earned money. and if you're gonna shoot me, better aim good. 'cause if you miss, i will climb over this counter,

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